Saturday, July 22, 2023

Saturday Night Genealogy Fun -- Who is Your LAST Immigrant Ancestor?

 Calling all Genea-Musings Fans:

It's Saturday Night again -
time for some more Genealogy Fun!!

Here is your assignment, should you decide to accept it (you ARE reading this, so I assume that you really want to play along - cue the Mission Impossible music!):

1)  Which of your ancestors was the LAST immigrant to your current country?  When did they arrive?  Where did they arrive?  Why did they migrate?  

2)  Write your own blog post, or leave a comment on this post, or write something on Facebook.

Here's mine:

My paternal great-grandfather, Thomas Richman/Richmond (1848-1917) was the most recent immigrant in my ancestry. He arrived in New York Castle Garden on the ship Osprey out of Bristol, England on 14 November 1856. He was with his mother, Hannah (Rich) Richman (1824-1911) and four other siblings. His father, James Richman (1821-1912) migrated before the rest of the family, coming on the ship Calhoun out of Liverpool to New York City on 22 October 1855.

The family story is that James Richman was accused of stealing coal on the Avon and Kennett Canal near Hilperton in Wiltshire, and decided to migrate to America. It may be that he decided to migrate for a better life and economic opportunity in America.

The family settled in Burrilville, Rhode Island, where James as a farm laborer in 1860, and they moved to Putnam, Connecticut by 1870 where they had a dairy farm.


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Lisa S. Gorrell said...

Here's mine. I listed my immigrant as well as my husband's.

Lisa S. Gorrell said...

Forgot the link.

Janice M. Sellers said...

FIve of my great-grandparents were immigrants!

Linda Stufflebean said...

Here's mine and she is my only ancestor who returned to Europe and never came back to the U.S.:

Danine Cozzens said...

What a great question! I had a 3-way tie around 1850. My mom's Benjamin Halstead came from Ontario Canada to Brownstone, Michigan between 1848 and the 1850 census. My dad's James Hagan of County Cavan arrives in Boston arrives in Boston on May 15, 1850, and Daniel Quilty of County Limerick arrives in NY on 15 September 1853. Still digging more details on all three.